James Wilson would’ve missed out on a life changing lottery prize if he hadn’t found his winning Euromillions ticket just a day before it was due to expire. He celebrated this amazing last minute win after finding the winning ticket in his wallet.
The lucky winner was clearing out an old wallet when he stumbled upon an old ticket and thought he’d better double-check it before the deadline. After looking up for Euromillions results online, he realized he had matched the five main numbers in the draw on 28 March, netting himself a surprising £51.000 prize. Since it was late in the evening, the lines were closed when he called Camelot, so he had to wait until the morning to confirm his win.
“I can’t tell you how relieved I was when I got through to someone the following morning and they confirmed I wasn’t too late to claim my prize,” said the winner and added he didn’t know Camelot had been publishing details of the missing ticket for the past six months and it was “purely luck” he’d found it.
James, who works in a warehouse in Keynsham, recently got married and said “this win will make such a massive difference” for him and his wife. Young couple “worked hard and managed to save up for wedding but couldn’t afford their own house,” but that is about to change now. They are ready to start house hunting and James is also planning to treat his wife to a new car to help her travel between her part-time job and her studying.